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Hi, I’m Mat. Designer, educator and mentor. I am your guide to building a successful design business.

I help brand, web and graphic design bosses who want to get off the roller coaster and have a predictable, profitable business.

Whether you’re a designer who has been in business 5 minutes or 15 years, I have the superpower to uncover the gaps holding you back and help you thrive.

With the right mindset, process, tools and guidance, you can transform your design business and achieve the success you’ve longed for.

I’m here to teach you how.

Let’s work together through personalized coaching or join our 8-week business course, called the IGNITE Design Business Academy to reach your full potential and turn your business into the dynamic, creative business you’ve always envisioned.

If you’re serious and ready to move forward, contact me to discuss how I can help take your design business to the next level.

How I Can Help!


Confused about pricing your work or how to respond to tricky clients? Head to our freebies page because we have some awesome FREE resources for you!


Listen to the Freelance CEO podcast, where I chat all things design business. I’ve got so many tips, tricks and lessons from my own business to guide and support you.


Fill the gaps in your toolkit and build confidence and handle clients with ease. Head to our design business resources shop and discover all the gems.


The IGNITE Design Business Academy is THE business course for brand, web and graphic designers. Receive comprehensive training, resources, strategy + community!

You’re in the right place if this sounds like you:


You feel like you’re a hamster in a wheel, working so hard but not getting anywhere


You’re having trouble getting consistent leads or attracting the clients you want to work with


You’re having client problems on repeat and they are driving you crazy


You have big dreams, but you’re not reaching your money or lifestyle goals


You feel overwhelmed by your business and almost ready to give up and just go and get a job somewhere


When working with us 1:1 we’ll hold your hand AND hold you accountable to reach your goals.

You know there has to be a better way to do this but you just don’t know where to begin

Got questions?

Join me for a free 15-minute coffee chat.

Freelance CEO podcast

Uplevel your business with the Freelance CEO podcast

The Freelance CEO Podcast:

“Is it possible to leverage my skills into a profitable business?”

For 10 long years, I struggled to make my freelancing side hustle a success. I undercharged for my services, spent too much time on projects, and stressed hard when new work wasn’t coming in. I felt lost and alone, wondering if it was even possible.

Those years of persistence taught me how to build a design business, gave me what I needed to land my first ideal client, and led me to a thriving 6-figure business. Being a design freelancer gave me the freedom to leverage my unique skills when I learned to finally take charge with the mindset of a CEO.

With over 20 years of design experience and teaching others how to reach 6-figures in their businesses, I can show you the exact steps you can take to turn your skill into a profitable business. It’s time to get off the feast-or-famine cycle of freelancing and take charge of your business with the confidence of a CEO.

Freelance CEO because I know you are the kind of person who wants to turn your design skills into a profitable business. In order to do this, you need to take charge of and view yourself as a CEO.

The problem is that there are so many things that go into building a design business and you don’t know where to begin. This is leaving you feeling lost, trying to figure it all out by yourself.

I believe you have what it takes to build a 6-figure design business by leveraging your design skills. I understand what it’s like to struggle as a freelancer – to undercharge for your services, to spend too much time on projects, and be stressed out when work isn’t coming in.

This is why I started Freelance CEO. With over 20 years of design experience and teaching others how to reach 6-figures in their businesses, I can help you navigate the exact steps you can take to turn your skill into a profitable business.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Join the Community: You’ll learn to build a profitable business by leveraging your unique skills within a network of other designers.
  2. Find Direction: You’ll know exactly how to grow your business with a trusted guide leading the way.
  3. Become the CEO: Own your future by leaving the struggles of freelancing behind.

Join the Freelance CEO community so that you can stop flying solo and start on your journey to 6-figures by leveraging your unique design skills.

Freelance Clients Mat Has Served


I’m ON A MISSION to transform the lives and businesses of 1 million freelance entrepreneurs.